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Old November 6th, 2013, 07:50 AM
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Hello. 1967 cutlass convertible

Hello this is my first post I joined to sure my build with my fellow enthusiast. I found.a 1967 cutlass convertible in what i feel was good condition all complete with what appears to be original motor and trans. I tore motor down and found that 2 cyli.ders were rusted due to water leaking in motor so since got a 454 with turbo 350 that I will be dropping in. Thats were I am at now and will be making constant updates until done. If anyone has some parts to help me for sale or need my old unused parts an email would be appreciated
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Old November 6th, 2013, 08:43 AM
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I can certainly understand trying to "use what you have" but if the car is in "good" shape, why make it into a MORPHIDITE ?

Why not simply get rid of the "cookie cutter" 454 and use that money to increase the value and correctness of your vehicle?

If you go the BBC way, be prepared for quite a bit of modifications and unneeded expense.

Not to mention BOOO"S all the way around from any Olds Enthusiast !

In any case, good luck.


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Welcome, enjoy your car and have fun here.

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Old November 6th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Here is a thread showing the commotion when a Chevy engine is swapped into an Olds!

https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums...es-engine.html
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Old November 6th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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I moved your post over to the non-olds powered as not to upset some.

Welcome to the site, I have a 454/T400 in mine. It was an easy swap and I did it for the same reason you are. Just get some frame brackets for a 67 Chevelle and everything basically bolts in. Electrical will require the starter wiring to be moved and possibly your alternator wiring rerouted. I would suggest a mini starter if your running headers. You'll have to set up your detent cable for passing gear.

If you have any questions feel free to ask away.
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Old November 6th, 2013, 10:39 AM
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I know it is going to rub some the wrong way.but it was a no brainrr for me either pay for rebuild or put in a free good running 454. I have a.few customers lining up.to give me 15000 when finished painting so had to.go.that way. But could.be.worse could of been a ford.motor
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Old November 6th, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Even I would have to draw the line somewhere.

By the way which water pump are you using, long or short? Mine was the long one and it would of been easier with the short setup. It's not something easily changed as all the accy brackets and pulleys would need to be changed also.

The only other thing of concern is intake manifold and carb for hood clearance. You can't use a hi rise, I stuck with a Performer intake and a Holley 3310. If you use an Edelbrock carb then your aircleaner options are limited also.

I used this one:

http://www.ss396.com/mm5/merchant.mv...ode=AIRCLEANER
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Old November 6th, 2013, 02:51 PM
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You might want to check the bolt up pattern on that 454/350 combo. I don't believe the 454 will bolt to a BOP TH350
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Old November 6th, 2013, 03:18 PM
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I assumed he meant a Chevy T350. Since the 67 did not come with one.
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Old November 6th, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Just checking Eric, sometimes not everyone knows there's a difference. Also I don't know why a TH350 when a TH400 would probably be a better choice. Just my opinion.
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Old November 6th, 2013, 03:54 PM
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A T350 will swap without having to move the xmember or change the drive shaft. Under most conditions, probably last a long time.
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Wouldn't it have to be built stronger though to take the torque?
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Old November 6th, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Depends on whats in front of it.
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Old November 6th, 2013, 04:42 PM
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Just running stock 454 and i will be just cruising it until i sell it but reason for t350 is came free with motor. Also yes it is a chevy trans i have old 330 motor to if anyone wants it looking for headers for my 454 or aluminum manifold or edelbrock carb if interested i am in inland empire california
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